Continuing in the tradition of past festivals, the Manito Ahbee Festival will support an Indigenous Marketplace. Indigenous businesses already deal with unique challenges such as accessing capital. This makes it even harder for them to survive this pandemic especially if they are in remote or smaller areas. Without any revenue streams, it is imperative that we support each other through this difficult time.
The Virtual Marketplace will consist of Indigenous run companies who earn their livelihood through selling their products and services. A number of these businesses have been a part of the Manito Ahbee Festival family since the Festival started in 2006. Each vendor would provide a video talking about their business and we will provide a link to each of their company sites. These videos will be posted on our website as well as our social media. We will include a marketing campaign that will help to drive sales to these vendors that may not have the money for advertising on their own. The Virtual Marketplace will start July 12th and continue until the 2021 Manito Ahbee Festival.
The second part of the Marketplace will be videos and links from Indigenous designers and makeup artists. These talented companies have been a feature of our Indigenous Marketplace over the past few years. The videos will be posted on our website starting September 7, 2020 and will be available until our 2021 Festival.
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OUR 2020 VENDORS
Phone: (204) 918.8451
My ‘African Pot’ showcases an amalgamation of African products that have been sourced mainly from multi-talented and hard-working local people; some of which are personally hand-made by me, as well. Our success allows me to help support our local people back home in Ghana, which is very important to me and It’s always good to give back.
My jewelry is my number one seller, but I also sell a vast array of fascinating gift items available in several designs (for e.g. t-shirts), as well as assorted products & accessories made out of beads, leather, wood, metal and native fabrics.
There’s always something here for everyone 🙂
Dreamcatcher Promotions is 100% proudly Indigenous owned and operated. Michelle Cameron is a member of the Peguis First Nation. We have been in operation since 2012 and continue to grow our business each year.
Tribal Roots Imports
Tribal Roots is dedicated to connecting the world to Indigenous Mayan artisans.
We are a fair trade, family business empowering women to create a better future for themselves. We are celebrating 10 years of connecting artisans to appreciators of their handcrafted bead work. Our fifth year attending Manito Ahbee Indigenous Marketplace & Tradeshow would have been spectacular as our expanded collection now requires twice the space to display. The promises we make to the families we work with are unconditional. Guaranteeing to buy everything those in our group create is quite a responsibility and we have more than ever to share.
It is disappointing that we cannot all be together in celebration during this world class event. We are so grateful for the support we have always received and extend a huge thank you to those we have met on our journey.
You can always easily connect with us at our full service online store and our social media channels.
With gratitude and best wishes,
Kristie & Elena Eklund
Locally made moccasins, mukluks, and mitts. Original Paintings, dream catchers, caribou tufting, hand painted ornaments, jewelry: silver and southwest turquoise. Soapstone Carvings, beadwork and much much more!